Monday, September 27, 2010

Weekend of pictures {+ French chocolate boat}

{Mitch Epstein, Madison Avenue, New York City, 1973}
{Stephen Shore, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, August 13, 1974}
{Jan Groover, untitled, 1978}
{William Eggleston (an old fave), untitled, from Los Alamos, 1965-68}
Fun fact: Until the 1970s, only black & white photography got respect, color was "vulgar"! These vivid pictures from a weekend exhibit caught my eye - artists who made color photos an art.
~ Wishing you a colorful week! ~

P.S. And, oh my, this also caught my eye: Leave it to the French to make a sea-worthy boat out of chocolate (see BBC news clip).

(Images via Starburst (#1-3), the larkey experiments and TalkTalk. This post mysteriously disappeared, but is back now - with the chocolate update).

28 comments:

Signe said...

Hahaha, that chocolate boat is just surreal! Imagine it melting all over your pants while you sit in it!

justine said...

oh these are lovely pictures, a perfect set for monday morning and I love the chocolate boat!

angelcel said...

LOL ..a chocolate boat - definitely more use than a chocolate teapot but you wouldn't want to eat it after! Isn't that a waste of perfectly good choccie? :)

Lee Oliveira said...

Beautiful pictures..
The guys on the boat looks so happy..
Beautiful
LOx

Nicole said...

oh my goodness! that's crazy! a chocolate boat?! i wouldn't want to ride that thing in the summer!

Bombay Beauty said...

Great pics... It's true color used to be for family snaps and b&w for art. Glad we didn't keep that artificial distinction. It's also great to see how our color palette has changed over the decades...

A chocolate boat... that idea will keep my mind busy today!

xo

bb

Melissa Blake said...

ahhh, those classic cars! xoxo

kirstyb said...

loving all the pics xxxxx

Isabel said...

i love these photos
:)

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

That chocolate boat is awesome!

sohdalex said...

I never knew that about color photography! And I love that last photo of the drink on the plane ;)

...A French boat made out of chocolate...figures..

Annie said...

such a fun series of pics!

lisa said...

Never knew that about B&W versus color photography. Really interesting!
Love, love, love the boat!!!

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Hmmm...I'm thinking a chocolate boat, while cool, may be a waste of perfectly good chocolate. lol

Happy Monday!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Vulgar? Quite the contrary! I just love all of these. Especially the first one. I love seeing the fashion in true color.

And that chocolate boat is amazing. Who would have thought?

Hope you're having a wonderful Monday :)

Kristin said...

I knew I liked the french for a reason. HA!

BenchesandChandeliers said...

love that chocolate boat!

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Dancing Branflake said...

My ship would sink because I ate it.

Love this post! I feel like I have a peak into your awesome mind!

Stacey said...

I'm with Dancing Barnflake-we would certainly sink because i would've eaten the chocolate! Beautiful post and a great way to start off this dreary, rainy Monday. XX

elra said...

Beautiful photographs, what a talent :)

Isa said...

Wait./.. what?! A boat made out of chocolate??! This is SO what I need! :D

Ashley said...

Great photo finds. Great color shots too. And the chocolate boat, Awesome!!!!

SoYesterday. said...

FABULOUS photos!!! :)

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Style, She Wrote said...

Gorgeous!! Love the first picture! I <3 NY.

Brandi said...

I'm glad color isn't considered vulgar anymore. You take some beautiful photographs -- I love that one of the glass in the airplane. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today and leaving that sweet comment. I so adore meeting new bloggers.

molly YEH! said...

chocolate boat! good... if i were stranded at sea with this, i wouldn't have to eat fish, cause i could eat chocolate!

Punctuation Mark said...

love the vintage images!!! soooo cool!!!

Lucy said...

I saw the title and had to read this post. Seriously, it's a small world because my friend's stepdad is the guy who made the chocolate boat! My husband stayed in the chocolatier's Paris apartment once! Crazy!

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